Maui Ocean CenterCurrently Closed
- Address: 192 Ma'alaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793, 96793, Maui, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8082707000
- Fax: +1-8082707070
- Ticket Price: 26 USD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Aquarium, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Social, Zoos, Aquariums And Wildlife Sanctuaries
Maui Ocean Center - Review
Maui Ocean Center has a great variety of moray eels, tropical reef fish, octopus, sharks, stingrays, green sea turtles and much, much more! All of the animals kept at this particular center have been rescued or are found in the Hawaiian waters. Approximately twenty five percent of these belong only to Hawaii and cannot be found anywhere else in the world! Maui Ocean Center is notably also in compliance with a County of Maui ordinance which states the prohibition of the exhibit of cetaceans which means dolphins and whales. Do not miss to discover these fascinating mammals, along with monk seals, through interpretive displays in the Marine Mammal Discovery Center! Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Maui Itinerary 2 Days.
Maui Ocean Center Information
- Wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis. Maui Ocean Center is ADA compliant. Strollers are currently not available.
- For entrance to Maui Ocean Treasure gift shop, you may enter through the Front Gate. Gift shop items are also available online.
- Shirt and shoes are required at all times and all clothing appropriate for a family environment.
- In accordance with Hawai‘i state law, Maui Ocean Center is a smoke-free facility. With your admission receipt, you can exit the Front Gate and smoke outside of the facility, at least 30ft from any windows or doors, and return to the Aquarium.
- No outside food or beverage (of any type) are allowed at Maui Ocean Center.
- Photography and video is permitted throughout the park for personal enjoyment only.
Maui Ocean Center Ticket Prices
- Adult: $25.95
- Child (3-12): $18.95
- Senior (65): $22.95
- These are daily prices, for weekly passes and other prices- please refer to the official website.
How To reach Maui Ocean Center by Public Transport
- Highway 30 to the Ma`alaea Harbor.Drive to Hauoli Street.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Maui Ocean Center
64.63% of people who visit Maui include Maui Ocean Center in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
72.22% of people start their Maui Ocean Center visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Maui Ocean Center
71.43% of people prefer walking in order to reach Maui Ocean Center
Maui Ocean Center Trips
Maui Ocean Center, Maui Reviews
An average aquarium. They didn't have anything I haven't seen at most other aquariums before, so it didn't feel worth the cost to come here. If you have kids that love ocean life, or have never been to an aquarium before, that would be different; I could see it being very exciting. But if you've been to a number of aquariums before, you could probably skip this one and you won't be missing much. It's also worth noting that the county of Maui prohibits the exhibit of whales and dolphins, so you won't find any of those here. They do have turtles, which were pretty cool.
I enjoyed this aquarium and was surprised by its size as it appears to be fairly small when in fact the exhibits are numerous with very detailed info. The only reason I didn’t give it five stars is that they need to give a bit more attention to cleanliness in the public spaces. While the aquariums are magical, the rest of it needs a paint job, polish more trash and recycling bins. I still encourage everyone visiting Maui to stop here and learn about our amazing oceans.
Such a fun and once-in-a-lifetime experience for us! We are from Georgia (US) and were on our honeymoon. We both love aquariums and just so happened to find out this place existed on a day when we were looking for something fun to do on Maui. We loved seeing all of the native fish! There were so many different kinds and colors! Interestingly, Maui has a law against keeping dolphins in captivity, so aside from some statues, you don't see those. But there are so many amazing things to see! There are even touching pools, and there's an ice cream and snack shop! It was cool how a lot of the place was open air. The Kona chocolate ice cream and the Dole whip was fabulous! Really fun time.
You know, I visited with my wife during our 25th wedding anniversary trip to Hawaii. I did see some colorful fish and small sharks, but this is a small aquarium. We are used to aquariums like the Camden Aquarium in New Jersey. So a bit disappointed on the size of the aquarium. Not worth the price of admission. I would visit if it is raining and you want something to do with the family. You can definitely see the entire aquarium in less than two hours. There is ample parking and there are stores and a waterfront village in the same vicinity.
We really enjoyed our experience at the Maui Ocean Center. If you actually fully enjoy the exhibits by reading the all the info and viewing the fish then you’ll walk away with a great deal of new and interesting knowledge. I’d recommend sitting in for the presentation at the shark and turtle exhibits. The best deal for tickets is through the Costco website, gets two adults in for under $50.